Annual New York Anti-Harassment Training

The New York Anti-Harassment Training (NYASH) is mandated by New York State and New York City legislation. This annual training is required of all personnel, including faculty, staff, researchers, librarians, contractors, and student workers.

While the Faculty and Researcher Briefing addresses a wide variety of topics, including academic integrity and managing student mental health issues, the anti-sexual harassment training focuses specifically on what sexual harassment is, including definitions, and who has a duty to report and how reports can be made.

Both the existing Faculty and Researcher Briefing, required of all incoming faculty and researchers, and Columbia’s Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX Training, required of all incoming officers of the library and administrative officers and staff will still be required as they cover a broader range of topics. We do recognize the time obligation on faculty and staff and are focused on ways to moderate this burden.

Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity of all its members. In addition to being required by law, the training importantly serves the University’s goals of fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive campus environment, and ensuring that Columbia is a community where all of us meet our shared responsibility to prevent gender-based misconduct in any form.

The training itself should take between 45-60 minutes to complete.

Current Employees

  • Current employees will be assigned on their NYASH anniversary month and will have 30 days to complete the training.
  • New hires will be assigned on a rolling basis and will have 30 days to complete the training.

New York State Anti-Harassment Course FAQ

The course should take approximately 40-60 minutes to complete. Each slide has a brief set time period before you can manually advance to the next slide.

The course’s slide text and the narration match on each slide in order to accommodate different learning needs.

Columbia University’s New York State Anti-Harassment course is required to be completed by all University employees on an annual basis by New York State and New York City law. Each year's version of the course is assigned on the anniversary of when the previous year's version of the course was assigned to you. For example, if you were assigned the 2020-2021 course in March 2021, you will be assigned the 2021-2022 course in March 2022.

No. While the other training you completed may be compliant with New York State and New York City requirements, our course is specific to Columbia University and Columbia Policy and is required of all employees with an active University appointment. You will need to complete this course, as well.

Yes. When you complete the course, You should be able to retrieve your certificate through the following steps:

  1. In your web browser, head to and login using your UNI and password.
  2. Click on the blue “My Learning Plan” button.
  3. On the left-hand side of the screen, there is a vertical menu bar. Click on “Completed Learning.”
  4. Scroll down to the New York Anti-Harassment course and click on the Print Certificate button on the right side of the screen.

Some browser settings make it difficult for the course to load properly. If you run into this, please try launching the course in a different browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

If you are receiving emails requesting that you complete the course , it is because University records reflect that you still have some sort of active appointment as an employee. If this is a mistake and you no longer work for the University, please reach out to your former supervisor to ensure that they have terminated your prior appointment.

If you have completed the course in its entirety and it does not show, please contact our office with the information on when you completed the course so that we are able to look into it for you.

If you still have questions about this course, please email us at [email protected]